Roberta Dohse

Partner - Corpus Christi

Areas of Practice

Her Practice Focuses On Complex Commercial Litigation, Including Business Disputes in Both State and Federal Courts, and On Appellate Matters.


University of California, Berkeley (B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971); University of Houston Law Center (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1991). Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Barons; Articles Editor, Houston Journal of International Law.

Professional Experience

Ms. Dohse has practiced law in Texas for more than twenty-five years.  She has consistently worked with large, multi-million-dollar document-intensive cases, with focus on commercial business disputes and oil and gas litigation.  She has extensive experience both as a trial lawyer and as an appellate advocate.  She has handled more than thirty appeals before Texas state and federal courts, including successful appeals to the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She spent two years as a Senior Attorney with the Thirteenth District Court of Appeals, from 2005-2007.  Other than those two years, she has been with Hoblit Darling Ralls since 1997. She is a Life Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation. 


Admitted to Texas Bar, 1992; Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


State Bar of Texas; State Bar Litigation and Appellate Sections; Corpus Christi Bar Association; Coastal Bend Women Lawyer’s Association (former officer, board member); Corpus Christi Chapter, Zonta International (former President); Friends of the Corpus Christi Library (former board member); Bayfest Corpus Christi (former Committee Chairman, Senior Day). She has been recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer, Texas Women Leaders” for 2015, and is also a member of the Texas Bar Foundation.


Ms. Dohse has been with Hoblit Darling Ralls Hernandez & Hudlow LLP since 1997, except for two years spent as a Senior Attorney with the Thirteenth District Court of Appeals, from 2005-2007.  Her diverse background includes being a certified flight instructor for both VFR and instrument training (she retains her commercial pilot’s license), as well as a college professor. The mother of three grown children, she is active in her church and other community service organizations.

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